Rockstar has said that it will be winding down support for Red Dead Online. And it will focus on developing Grand Theft Auto 6.
The studio made the announcement on its website:
“We have been steadily moving more development resources towards the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series,” it begins. “As a result, we are in the process of making some changes to how we support Red Dead Online.”
The company has said that it will improve the game’s existing modes. But it won’t be adding new modes and content, because it is prioritising the next Grand Theft Auto title:
“Firstly, with both new and experienced players engaging in the wealth of activities already added to this massively rich world including Specialist Roles, story-based cooperative missions, competitive Showdown Modes, and much more, we will continue to showcase these unique additions through Red Dead Online’s monthly events as we move forward, so players of all levels can enjoy everything the vast frontier has to offer.
“Alongside seasonal special events and experience improvements — plus other changes to enhance and maintain a healthy Red Dead Online environment — we plan to build upon existing modes and add new Telegram Missions this year, rather than delivering major themed content updates like in previous years, and we will continue to highlight and share the creative efforts of our Red Dead community at every opportunity via the Newswire and beyond.”
This is not all that surprising, considering Grand Theft Auto Online is the biggest money-maker for Rockstar. But it is sad for people who love playing Red Dead Online, of course.
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In other recent Rockstar news, the company may well have scrapped a Grand Theft Auto IV remaster. And not just that, but a Red Dead Redemption remaster, as well. This was, reportedly, because of the poor reception of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy—The Definitive Edition.